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Immutable Backups – The Missing Piece of Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Operating in a digital world comes with the risk of losing everything in a cyber incident. It’s estimated that a ransomware attack takes place every 11 seconds, and our team has observed an increasing number of businesses having their backups targeted in these attacks. So, when bad actors penetrate your environment, how do you go from being a victim of ransomware to a victor of ransomware?

Posted on October 05, 2021

Over 18,000 Infected from SolarWinds Data Breach – What Happened?

This month, it was discovered that SolarWinds, a national IT software and infrastructure company, suffered a devastating data breach. By using a Trojan horse system, cybercriminals were able to infect more than 18,000 companies. While this plot was uncovered in December, in actuality, this siphoning of invaluable company information had been happening since March – undetected. 

Posted on January 04, 2021

Traditional AV — Time to upgrade… or budget for your inevitable breach

Signature-based anti-virus (AV) is dead – and organizations are suffering the consequences.

Posted on June 16, 2020

Stick ‘Em Up: How Ransomware Can Hold Your Business Hostage

One of the most widespread and damaging security threats to businesses today continues to be ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) that encrypts files on a computer, file share, and/or server so they become unusable. The attackers then extort money from the business to unlock the files. Depending on the business, the ransom can range from thousands to hundreds of...

Posted on May 16, 2020

How serious is an incident? The Comprehensive Guide to Incident Response

What defines a cyber “incident”, and if it happens to your business, how serious is it? These are two prominent questions among businesses of all sizes and industries. These questions, however, are especially vital to answer for small businesses who often lack the staffing, technology, and resources to understand and implement adequate cybersecurity.

Posted on March 03, 2020

Every Second Counts: 7 Steps to Take After a Cyberattack

Seconds matter when you’re detecting threats, and they’re even more vital when a threat becomes a successful cyberattack.

Posted on February 06, 2020

Ransomware: How cyber attackers turn hacking into profit

Learn about the growing cyber threat that attackers use to make money… by taking yours.

Posted on November 05, 2019

Cyberattack Roster: What you're up against in the threat landscape

Cyber criminals have no off season. Here are some of the most popular attack tactics and techniques your organization should be prepared to defend against.

Posted on September 30, 2019

ALERT: Bad Rabbit Ransomware

What we know so far…

Looks like there’s a new kid on the block in Ransomware today that is creating havoc for a number of organizations in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and Turkey.

Posted on October 25, 2017

Tagged Alerts, Ransomware

CylancePROTECT vs RansomFree: Do You Get What You Pay For?

As an all-around nerd, not just a security nerd, I spend a lot of time checking out non security related blogs that involve a lot of technology. One in particular is Lifehacker.com. They usually have some pretty interesting blurbs about software or attacking a problem in a different way. Nothing too heavy, but still useful. 

Posted on February 09, 2017

6 Scary Cybersecurity Threats Facing Small Businesses

Although cyber attacks against large companies make the biggest headlines, small and medium-sized organizations are not immune to the threats. Smaller organizations are just as vulnerable as large enterprises, and in many cases, more so; because they have fewer resources to devote to cybersecurity.

Posted on January 26, 2017

Ransomware Costs Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center $3 Million

Infogressive’s Jeff Murphy provides feedback from SC Magazine’s article “Ransomware goes to Hollywood medical centre.”

For Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center to have paid out over three million dollars in ransomware and suffered a week of down time indicates a less than stellar cyber security posture. 

Posted on February 17, 2016

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